Events - All Upcoming

17th Annual Canada Day Parade

July 1, 2016

A Granville Island community tradition: Get ready to cheer! See map for parade route.

1:30pm – 2pm Starting at Ocean Construction and ending at Ron Basford Park.

Mini Olympic Canoe Demos

July 1, 2016

Kids, come down to the dock and try out one of our mini Olympic style boats. Find out more about our exciting summer programs for kids and youth.
False Creek Racing Canoe Club.

Dye Your Own Yarn!

July 1, 2016

$20 per skein of yarn

Mini drop-in workshop to hand-dye your own yarn! All supplies provided.

Required time for each participant is 30-60 minutes.

Ocean Kayak Demos

July 1, 2016

The free Canada Day Kayak Demonstration is an excellent opportunity to try your hand at paddling.  Friendly, professional staff are on hand to guide you through your first paddling experience, pass

Lobster Man Cookout  

July 1, 2016

Come enjoy freshly boiled lobster
10am -3:30pm (while quantities last), The Lobster Man, Mast Tower Road

Maple Leaf Mural

July 1, 2016

Come get arty with the Federation of Canadian Artists for Canada Day 2016. Decorate a maple leaf and stick it to the pop-up mural on our outer gallery walls.

Canada Day Cartoon Face Challenge

July 1, 2016


Draw cartoon faces at Vancouver Animation School’s interactive cartoon face challenge.   The whole family can create comic sketches in 1-3 minutes!

Granville Island Buskers

July 1, 2016

Witness one-of-a-kind local and international talent in unique outdoor locations. If you enjoy what you see, please be generous.
10am – 8pm See map for locations

Family Pavilion

July 1, 2016

Noon  – 5pm, Picnic Pavilion

Noon – 1pm


July 1, 2016

Have your face painted with funky colours and designs!

10am – 5pm Railspur Alley




Spray! Splash! Play!

July 1, 2016

Granville Island’s Water Park
Still the best way to cool down on a hot Canada Day.
10:00am – 6:00pm


Roving Performers

July 1, 2016

Mortal Coil’s spectacular stilt horses and daring disco queens are back with their brilliance.


July 1, 2016

Get your Maple Leaf tattoo at the Canada Day Tattoo Centre.
10am – 5pm Between False Creek Community Centre and Arts Umbrella, Cartwright Street & Railspur Alley (West)

Pins and Flags

July 1, 2016

Pick up a free flag and pin from many of our Granville Island merchants.
10am – 6pm All over Granville Island

Artisan Market

July 1, 2016

Experience a diverse array of BC’s finest in artisan created craft and food! Everything here is made in BC, Vancouver or Granville Island! Truly a home-grown shopping experience.

BEST Bicycle Valet

July 1, 2016


Leave the car behind!

9am – 9pm Ocean Construction, Johnston Street Sponsored by Ocean Construction

Jazz on Canada Day

July 1, 2016

courtesy of CMHC–Granville Island and the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival


June 16, 2016 to July 30, 2016


“Seriously silly, absurdly enjoyable arena-rock musical” —The New York Times

Granville Island Water Park

May 21, 2016 to September 4, 2016

With its two slides and multiple sprays and fountains the Granville Island Waterpark is a Vancouver favourite!

BEST Bicycle Valet

June 23, 2016 to September 5, 2016

Granville Island, in conjunction with BEST Bicycle Valet, is offering a free bike lock-up service, weekends during the summer!

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